Few mechanical problems are closer to yelling “fire” in a crowded theater like unintended acceleration. A petition is being lodged with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that complaints of Ford Escape unintended acceleration should be dealt with by ordering a recall. Petition lodged to address Ford Escape unintended acceleration by recall A number of Read on! →


Newer Lexus and Toyota vehicles have dangerous floor mats For those of you who may not know, Toyota is the world’s largest automaker. That means that many millions of people depend upon their Toyota and Lexus vehicles to transport their families, commute to work or school, run errands or enjoy leisure time. When an industry Read on! →


Even though they insist that they have broken no laws, Toyota has agreed to pay the United States government a record $16.4 million fine, the largest possible fine that U.S. auto safety regulators can levy per the Detroit Free Press. While the automaker has been reported as having as much as $25 billion in cash Read on! →


The Toyota recall that focused on problems with sudden acceleration has drawn a great deal of negative attention for the automaker. Automotive News reports that Allstate Insurance Co. is now ready to pile on. Allstate has sued Toyota in an attempt to recover over $3 million paid out in accident claims related to the sudden Read on! →


There’s an old wives’ tale that claims that if you shift an automatic transmission into neutral while the car is in motion, the engine will explode, or at least become a screeching, bellicose little person. But as experienced driving instructors can attest, a shift to neutral at speed will not only not destroy the engine, Read on! →


Most modern cars accelerate, brake and shift gears using pedals, and that has created some noted disadvantages that come naturally. Although installing a jet style throttle into your vehicle would be totally awesome, there hasn’t been a great deal of variation on the theme of separate accelerator and brake pedals. This can pose problems, as Read on! →


After months of testing, NASA has rule that the sudden acceleration problem in some Toyota and Lexus vehicles does not appear to be electrical in nature. Automotive News reports that Toyota is ecstatic over the news, as sales have dipped significantly since the string of nearly 10,000 accident reports began. While sales numbers may recover, Read on! →


Another Toyota recall related to sudden acceleration was issued Thursday. The latest Toyota recall affects 2.17 million vehicles that include six Toyota and Lexus models. Toyota, which has attracted federal investigations with its problems, has issued recalls for more than 14 million vehicles since autumn 2009 for sudden acceleration defects. Toyota floor mats jamming gas Read on! →